Month: March 2008

US Adopts “Cold War” Tactic Against Terrorism

Or just a little common sense, you decide. Today’s Int’l Herald Tribune carried an interesting item on the development of a strategy of disruption and deterrence against terrorists by focusing on their message and credibility. The authors, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker, quote Michael Leiter, acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, who states "We’ve now begun to develop more sophisticated thoughts about deterrence looking at each one of those," going on to note that "Terrorists don’t operate in a vacuum."